The Flash Casts Jesse Quick

Newcomer Violett Beane has been cast as Jesse Chambers, better known as the speedster Jesse Quick, on The Flash, TVLine reports.

TV's Jesse Quick is "a brilliant but quirky college student who gets caught up in the battle between The Flash and Zoom," the site reports.

Jesse Chambers is the daughter of Golden Age superheroes Liberty Belle and Johnny Quick in the comics, and played an important role during Geoff Johns' runs on both The Flash and JSA. Her father taught Jesse the formula that let him draw energy from the Speed Force, 3x2(9yz)4a.

Given her character description, one has to wonder whether she will be the daughter of Earth-2's Johnny Quick or whether she will have figured out the formula on her own.



Chambers eventually took on her mother's Liberty Belle identity. It's interesting to note that TVLine referred to her as Jesse Quick, while The CW generally refers to casting news by the character's civilian identity. Perhaps in this instance that's to prevent too much confusion or speculation as to which name Chambers will take.

In the comics, she married Hourman Rick Tyler. Of course, The CW was recently developing an Hourman pilot, although that seems likely to be dead. Network chief Mark Pedowicz recently indicated that they're finished developing new DC Entertainment properties for a while once DC's Legends of Tomorrow joins Arrow, The Flash and iZombie on the network.